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National

NZSL Week Starts Next Week!

There are many events happening around the country throughout the week to celebrate NZSL and you can find them all here:http://deaf.org.nz/nzslw-2016-events

Deaf Aotearoa looks forward to seeing you all there! 

A special message from the WFD to New Zealand

New Zealand Sign Language Fund Recipients Announced

Twenty-four projects for the second funding round (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016) were approved and received a total of $751,114. Successful projects include the development of a youth mentorship programme, a series of NZSL Immersion Courses in Otago where there is very limited access to NZSL for families with deaf children and a national conference for families with deaf children. Deaf Aotearoa also received $295,000 from the NZSL Fund to support NZSL Week 2016.  

NZSL interpretation on Parliament TV

NZSL interpretation will be available for question time on Tuesday 10th May, Wednesday 11th May, and Thursday 12th May. Question time is 2.00pm – 3.15pm each day. NZSL interpretation will also be provided on Thursday 26th May for the Budget Statement and the speeches of the Party Leaders in the Budget Debate.
 
You can watch the NZSL interpreted question times and Budget Statement on Parliament TV or online.
 
If you are in Wellington go in to Parliament to watch. There will be large screens showing the interpreters and some reserved seats in the Public Gallery. It is recommended you arrive early at 1.45pm for Question time on 10th, 11th and 12th May.
 
If you are planning to go to Parliament to watch the Budget Statement on 26th May, it is recommended you arrive between 1.00pm and 1.30pm as there will be no reserved seats that day.


NZSL on Shortland Street

Watch out for NZSL appearing on Shortland Street, Channel 2, on Tuesday 10th May at 7.00pm!
This episode will be captioned.

Northland

NZSL Week - PechaKucha

When: Wednesday 18thMay
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Where: ONEONESIX 
              116A Bank Street
              Whangarei
 
Come along and join the fun.

PechaKucha is a world-wide phenomenon where presenters can stand up and have their say on anything they feel passionate about.

The rules are – you are only allowed 20 slides, and each one is only 20 seconds long.
Six minutes and forty seconds is all you have!
We have a fabulous line up of Deaf and hearing people, all presenting on various aspects of “The Deaf World.”
It’s fast, it’s fun, and you are guaranteed to be entertained.

Bring your family and friends, for this unique insight into the Deaf Community’s very rich culture.

 

NZSL at the Library

Where: Whangarei Central Library
When: Thursday 12th May
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
 
Watch your favourite books come alive when read in Sign Language.

We will have some fun activities, and some Signed Singing.
Suitable for all children ages 1 – 100 years old.

Bring your family and your friends.
 

Auckland

Interpreted Comedy Shows

Comedy Festival – Lloyd Langford

When: Thursday 12th May

Where: The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland

Time: 7.00pm

 

There will be NZSL interpreters provided. For more information and tickets please contact either Rachel Berry at Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz or Cathy Greyling at Catherine.Greyling@deaf.org.nz

 

Comedy Festival – Heath Franklin's Chopper

When: Thursday 12th May

Where: SKYCITY Theatre, Cnr Wellesley Street West and Hobson Street, Auckland

Time: 9.00pm

 

There will be NZSL interpreters provided. For more information and tickets please contact either Rachel Berry at Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz or Cathy Greyling at Catherine.Greyling@deaf.org.nz
 

La Cigale French Market



Where
: 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland
When:  Saturday 7th May at 8.00am and Sunday 8th May at 9.00am 

Auckland's best food market held every Saturday and Sunday all year (except the weekend between Christmas and New Year) in St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell. Great NZ and imported products in a French style market. About 50 stallholders selling seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh meats and fish, French cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys, olive oil, fresh pasta, fresh mozzarella, smoked fish and lots more. Have a coffee in our café, French pastries hot from our ovens or try our famous Croque Monsieur. In our shop you'll find French fashion, soaps and gifts, antiques and kitchenware.

Accessible Technology - Phil Harper

Come along to a special evening with Phil Harper - Community Liaison Manager at Conexu Foundation (Australia). Conexu is a national non-profit organisation focused on supporting improved access to community life through technology innovation including apps and training for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired Australians. Phil’s workshop will include a brief history on the topic, accessible technology options, popular apps, what’s happing around the world and discussion/questions.
 
Where: 164 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
When: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Refreshments will be provided
 
For more information please contact Tom O’Neill.
Email: tom.o’neill@deaf.org.nz
 


 

South Auckland

Join the Conversation

When: Wednesday 18th May
Where: 64 Balmoral Road Mt Eden
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
 
NZ Sign Language Interpreters will be there!

This “Join the Conversation” about the Office for Disability Issues is inviting everyone to attend this consultation, this will be happening all over New Zealand.  It is aimed at gaining a better understanding of what matters most to disabled people, their families and the communities involved in their day to day lives.
 
If you wish to attend you will need to confirm by going online http://jointheconversation.nz/events/ 

If you cannot make it you can still have your say by doing the online survey http://jointheconversation.nz/survey/
 
If you want to have your opinion heard you need to attend or do the survey.

 

NZSL Week Is Coming Soon!

When:  9th - 15th May
 
Check out the flyer for all the information about NZSL Week events! 
Come and join the fun!

 

 

NZSL Week Comedy Festival

When: Thursday 28th April till Saturday 14th May

 

Stir It Up 

This Saturday – Stir It Up here South Auckland, come along, bring your family, friends, anyone, any age from babies to 100 years old.  Everyone is welcome. 

Stir It Up is more for casual people who want to chat in NZSL or learn NZSL and have coffee or tea with us.
 
When:  Saturday 14th April
Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Deaf Aotearoa, Manukau Westfield Mall, Level One

Waikato

Monday Closed Caption Movie   

THE JUNGLE BOOK [PG]  Violence & scary scenes
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
When:  Monday  9th May
Time*:  11:00am, 1:20pm and 6:30pm
Length: 2 Hours 
Cost**: Free  
Where: Event Cinemas, Level 2, Westfield Chartwell, Cnr Hukanui & Comries rds, Chartwell  
*Times are subject to change without notice.  
**Proof that you are Deaf may be requested.  

 

Stir It Up

Stir It Up on the 10th May has been postponed to 17th May
This is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to learn NZSL and this is for all ages. 
Bring your families and friends along.
 
Coffee and tea provided. 
 
When: Tuesday 17th May 
Time:   1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Where: Deaf Aotearoa Waikato

Signing At The Cook – NZSL Quiz night 

Let's celebrate NZSL being an official language for 10 years with a NZSL quiz night. All questions asked in New Zealand sign language (NZSL) and also displayed on TV screen. Prizes to be won!
 
All welcome! Deaf, hearing, Hard of Hearing, people learning NZSL, Everyone!  Come as a group, or by yourself, doesn't matter, just join in and have fun!  Children welcome if with an adult.
 
When: Friday 20th May
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Where: The Cook Café and Bar (upstairs)
Address: 7 Cook Street, Hamilton East
Cost: Free
 
For more information contact Kayte Shaw (Community Development Kaituitui)
Email: kayte.shaw@deaf.org.nz   
Mobile: 021 517 791 (text or call)    
 
 

Sunday Day Craft

Hi Ladies, I know it is on Mother' Day. However if you are free, join us in the afternoon.
Hope to see you on May 8th. Happy Mother's Day to all Mums!
 
Bring your own craft or unfinished projects along and get some work done.
All are welcome to come.

When: Sunday 8th May
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: CCS Disability Action Building, 17 Claudelands Rd, Hamilton East
Contact: Karyn Palaone - email: pala.one@hotmail.com
 
Warm room, hot drinks and slices provided.
Please come and support our community, Deaf and hearing ladies are welcome!
 

NZSL Week Events

See flyers for NZSL Week events.
Anyone outside Waikato welcome to join.
 
Waitomo Glowworm cave interpreted tour - SOLD OUT


Hobbiton interpreted tour
When:  Wednesday 11th May
Time:    10:10am – 1:10pm
Cost:      $39.50
Child (0-8) Free
Where: Hobbiton, The Shire’s Rest Café, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata
Please book before 4th May, to book contact Colina Hoye.
 



Signing Hands at Chartwell
When: Wednesday 11th May
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Where: Westfield Chartwell, Cnr Hukanui & Comries rds, Chartwell
See flyer for more information.
 





Waikato River Cruise
When: Sunday 15th May
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Adult $30.00
          Child (5-14) $25
          Child (0-5) Free
Where: Westfield Chartwell, Cnr Hukanui & Comries rds, Chartwell
See flyer for more information.
Note: The cruise company is happy to take more bookings after 22nd April - if there is space available.
Please book before 6th May, to book please contact Marissa Lessing.


 

Bay of Plenty

NZSL Week Events 9th - 15th May

New Zealand is celebrating NZSL Week next week!

There are lots of events throughout NZ. Visit all the branches by scrolling down the Community Weekly.
Bay of Plenty will have two guided tours with NZSL interpreters and one family day.

Click on the flyers for more information and contact Colina Hoye to put your name down on the guided tours or pop into the office if you require more information. 



Military Vehicle Show

Where: Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
When: Saturday 7th May from 9:30am till 3:00pm
            Sunday 8th May from 9:30am till 3:00pm
Cost: Free
 
A fun day outing for all.
 
There will be a vehicle parade, vintage cars, historic films, silver band, children’s jeep rides, pipe band, military vehicle display.
 
There will be WW11 planes flying over on each day.
There will be people dressing up and arriving in the 40’s costume.
There will be a costume competition. 

Rotorua Careers Expo

Where: Energy Events Centre, Queens Drive, Rotorua
When: Tuesday 17th May from 10:00am till 2:30pm
             Tuesday 17th May from 3:30pm till 6:30pm
             Wednesday 18th May from 9:00am till 2:30pm
Cost: Free
 
Not to be missed. Colina Hoye will be at this Expo on Tuesday only from 10:00am till 2:30pm.
 
If you are looking for a new career or course of study, Colina will support you in your choices.
 
Please contact Colina Hoye if you are interested in meeting Colina or going to the event.
Call or text: 021 923 131
Email: Colina.hoye@deaf.org.nz 

Taranaki

Mass in New Zealand Sign Language

Where: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 106 Powderham Street, New Plymouth
When: Sunday 8th May
Time: 10.30am
 
You are warmly invited to join David Loving-Molloy and the Catholic Deaf Community for Mass in NZSL.  This will be followed by a cup of tea.  Bring some food to share with the cuppa.
 

New Zealand Deaf Games – Awards Evening

When: Sunday 23rd October 
Where: FGM Stadium Waikato, Gate 5 on Seddon Road
Time: 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Cost: $55 per person
Deadline: 24th September
Dress code:  Formal

Please see flyer for online banking details to purchase your tickets.

 

Mental Health Matters In Taranaki – Nga kaupapa Mate Hinengaro

News and Views – Korero Mai – 68 – May 2016

Listen up – Hearing dogs Autumn – 2016 issue 41

http://www.hearingdogs.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/HearingDog-ListenUp-41-Autumn-2016-LR.pdf
 
To receive Listen up click on the following link:
http://www.hearingdogs.org.nz/newsletters/ 

 
NZSL Week Events in Taranaki

 

 



 



 
 
Hawkes Bay

NZSL at Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market

Where: A&P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Road, Hastings
When:  Sunday 8th May 2016
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Restrictions: All Agesa
Cost: Free
 
Thousands of locals and visitors soak up the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of this traditional market. Visit the Deaf Aotearoa stall and collect some information about New Zealand Sign Language or join the 45 minute NZSL Taster Class at 10.30am – learning NZSL is extra fun in the outdoors, with the aroma of fresh coffee and the market’d selection of choice breakfast fare!
 
Let your senses take in the live music, the foodie fragrances and the sight of the produce so fresh it looks straight back at you, all while celebration NZSL Week!
 
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kat.
Email: Katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 920 023 
 
 

NZSL at Anderson Park

Where: Anderson Park, Greenmeadows, Napier
When: Saturday 14th May 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Free
 
Pack the family and a picnic and celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week. With a fun filled day at the park with bouncy castle, face painting, candy floss, bubble machine, BBQ and more!
 
Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations, with a 45 minute NZSL Taster Class at 11am.
 
Please note: if it is raining or the park is too wet, the event will move to Hawke’s Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale.
 
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kat.
Email: Katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 920 023 
 

Hawkes Bay Office Book Appointment

Where: Deaf Aoteroa New Zealand
When:  Monday 2nd May - 31st May 2016
Contact: Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 or
                 Lee Bullivant lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005
 
As you are all aware that it is NZSL week Monday 9th May 2016 – Sunday 15th May 2016.We will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary as NZSL is the 3rd Official language in NZ.

Due to all of the celebrations and promoting NZSL we will be out of the office from time to time the month of MAY so please contact Lee or Kat beforehand so we can make an appointment and make sure someone is in the office to see you or the community computer is available for your use.
 

Change of Address Hawke’s Bay Office for Mail 

Contact: Kat Puna Katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023
 
As of Monday 2nd May 2016, we will no longer be using our PO BOX. If you wish to send mail to Lee or Kat please send to:
 
Deaf Aotearoa Hawkes Bay
PO Box 15570
New Lynn
Auckland 0640
 
Or email hawkesbay@deaf.org.nz
 
Billing / Invoice
Deaf Aotearoa Finance Team
PO Box 15570
New Lynn
Auckland 0640
 
Or email
Finance@deaf.org.nz
 
For more information contact:
Kat Puna katarina.puna@deaf.org.nz or 021 920 023 orLee Bullivant lee.bullivant@deaf.org.nz or text 021 459 005

 

Hawkes Bay Deaf Club AGM

Where: HB Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale, Napier
When: Saturday 28th May 2016
Time: Doors open at 10:00am, meeting start at 10:30am and shared Lunch 1pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Cost: Entry Free, Membership $20.00, Shared Lunch for Pizza $2.00 per person
Contact: hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
 
The Annual General Meeting for the Hawkes Bay Deaf Club starts at 10.30am on Saturday 28th May 2016. Doors open at 10:00am.
 
If you wish to vote at the AGM you will have to pay your $20.00 membership fee and complete the application form before the meetings.
 
There will also be a shared lunch of Pizza and it will cost $2.00 per person. 
Also there will be a cutting of cake to celebrates 20 years since opening of HBDC house.
 
If you have any questions or require a membership form visit the HBDC, 22 Lee Road, Taradale at Lunch time on a Wednesday or email to hbdeaf@clear.net.nz
 

Manawatu

Volunteer Required to Teach some Signs to a Song 

Fabian who is a music teacher at Roslyn School has a music group who does singing and dancing.  They have talked as a group and would like to find someone who can assist with creating signs for a school as well as sing a song.  Is anyone interested in taking some time to support the student to learn a sign a song?

If you are interested please contact Fabian.
Text: 022 184 0092 

Sort It Expo 

Where: Arena 2, 61 Pascal St Palmerston North
When: Thursday 19th May
Time: 9:15am to 5:30pm
Cost: Free
 
This is a job and career expo which will promote about jobs, careers and opportunities available in our region. This expo will bring employers, educators and training providers together with school leavers as well as job seekers.
 
It is open for everyone so if you are a young adult looking for your first job or exploring future career and training opportunities or want to go back to work then this expo is for you. Go along and check it out! 

Stir It Up

Where: Deaf Aotearoa, 74 The Square, Level 2 United Building, Palmerston North
When: Wednesday 18th May
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: FREE
 
A reminder that it is nearly time to meet up again in 2 weeks, everyone is welcome to come join us for our New Zealand Sign Language and have a coffee with us.

Wellington

TEC – Positively Deaf

Power in Our Hands
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – containing newly digitised archive footage available to the public for the first time – on the Deaf community's fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard. Terry Riley, WFD Board Member will be delivering this exclusive presentation and showcasing a film of combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK. Afterwards, Terry will be sharing the British's Deaf community and Deaf Clubs - come and reflect how similar British and NZ's Deaf community and Deaf Clubs are like today.
 
Where: LightHouse Cinemas, 29 Wigan St, Te Aro, Wellington, NZ 6011,
When: Sunday 8th May 2016
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Entry is FREE - 55 seats only!  RSVP to enrol and to save your seat to Shannon NOW!

An Evening with Drisana

Where: Johnsonville Community Centre 
When: Wednesday  11th May 2016
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
 
Deaf advocate Drisana Levizke-Gray is coming to New Zealand! She will do a presentation on Wednesday evening at Johnsonville Community Centre from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. She will share her experience over the past year as Young Australian of the Year. You are welcome to attend!
 
If you have any question or need more information, please contact Jake LaBerge.
Email: Jake.laberge@deaf.org.nz 
Text: 021 512 622
 

NZSL Tours at Parliament

One hour long Introducing Parliament tours will have NZSL interpretation at the following times: Sunday 8th May, 2pm
Wednesday 11th May, 12pm
Saturday 14th May, 2pm  
NZSL tours are also available on request throughout the year.
To book your place, please email tour.desk@parliament.govt.nz  
 

Roadshow for Parents

NZSL interpreters will be provided. They have reserved seats for the Deaf community.
This event is organised by The Parenting Place. 
It will be great for all parents to learn about Creative Parenting: New Solutions to Old Problems, with two presenters, Petra Bagust and John Cowan.
 
Inspiring, guilt-free, entertaining, fun! You would need to purchase tickets ($10 per person, or $15 couples), please visit website to purchase.
 
Where: Churton Park School,
             90 Churton Park, Churton Park,
             Wellington.
When: Tuesday 17th May
Time: 7:30pm – 9.00pm.
 
Attached is a poster for more information about Roadshow Parenting. Please Julie Talia-Wong Kee if you have any enquiries.
Phone or text: 022 411 7119
Email: wellington@theparentingplace.com 
 
 

Nelson

Catch up at the Suburban Club

This is a regular Nelson Deaf Community Event. It’s a great opportunity for hearing and Deaf to get together and socialise.  
 
Where: Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
When: Saturday May 7th
Time: 5.30pm
 
Everyone welcome.

Stir It Up 

This is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and /or learn New Zealand Sign Language.
Where: Upstairs at Café Affair, 295 Trafalgar St, Nelson
When:  Saturday 14th May
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
 
Everyone is welcome – Deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, individuals, businesses, organisations…. 
For more information please contact Ali Kimberley.
Email: Alison.kimberley@deaf.org.nz
Mobile: 021 518 331

 

New Zealand Sign Language Week

This year New Zealand Sign is 9th - 15th May. It has been 10 years since Sign Language became New Zealand's 3rd official language.  Deaf Aotearoa Nelson & Bays have 3 events organised this year, please come along and support us.

 

Pop Up Cafe

Where: Cafe Affair, 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

When: Tuesday 10th May

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

 

Morning tea will be provided, purchase your own drinks.  Come along and learn some Sign Language and take part in a game or 5 of Sign Language Bingo.
 

Contact Jenny for more information.

Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz

Text: 021 939 415

 

Fun at Pics Peanut Butter Factory

Where: 18 Elms Street, Wakatu Estate, Nelsopn

When: Thursday 12th May

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

 

Do you like Peanut Butter?  Have you ever wanted to see how it’s made?  Come along to our interpreted tour through Pics Peanut Butter Factory.

Relax after the tour with a coffee next door at Pomeroys - The Coffee Company.

Please note:  This tour is NOT suitable if you have a nut allergy

Places are limited on the tour to 15 people.

 

Contact Jenny to sign up.

Email: jenny.hennessy-O'Connell@deaf.org.nz

Text: 021 939 415


Motueka Sunday Market

Where: Decks Reserve Carpark, Wallace Street, Motueka

When: Sunday 15th May

Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Come down to the Motueka Sunday Market at Decks Reserve and visit the Deaf Aotearoa Stand.  Learn a sign and win a prize!  There will be resources available for you to take away.

 

Contact Jenny for more information.

Email: jenny.hennessy-o'connell@deaf.org.nz

Text: 021 939 415

Canterbury

Southern Zone Deaf Rugby Prizegiving

25th year Anniversary Prizegiving for Southern Zone Deaf Rugby
Date: Saturday 21st May
Time: 6.00pm – 11.30pm
Where: Deaf Society Of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch
Costs: Spit Roast Dinner $30 per person
            $15 per person from 5 to 12 years old
            $5 under 5 years old
 
Door sale at 8.00pm $5 per person
Deadline for ticket is Sunday15th May, please contact Tyson McDonald.
Text: 027 224 3325

NZSL Talk Show

A mystery Deaf host...a mobile short film competition...comedy...games... all marking 10 years of NZSL Week and 10 years of official language status! Don’t miss the fun and celebrations, starting at 1pm with the mobile film making competition! Meet at Deaf Club with your team, pick a genre out of the hat, then you’ve got three hours to shoot a short film on your mobile device. The rules? Your short film must be based on this year’s NZSL Week theme (10 years) and it must be shot in sequence - no editing!
 
When: Friday 13th May
Where: Deaf Society Of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Central City, Christchurch
Cost: Free- NZSL Interpreters provided
Time:  Mobile film making competition: 1.00pm-4pm
            Talk Show: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
 
Be back at Deaf Club from 7.00pm for the Talk Show! Find out who the mystery host is, watch the short film entries and vote for a winner! Play games, have a laugh and celebrate NZSL!
 
For more information about this event and to RSVP please contact Jared Flitcroft.
Email: jared.flitcroft@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 276 5033

Pre-NZSL Week Fun Day

Get ready for the 10th NZSL week! Gladiator activity, movies and fish and chips!

When: Saturday 7th May

Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury

Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

NZSL Week Family Fun Day

Get together with family and friends to celebrate the end of the 10th NZSL week! This free family fun day at Margaret Mahy playground will feature face painting, enchanted fairies, NZSL treasure hunt, and lots more! Bring a picnic.
 
When: Sunday 15th May
Where: Margaret Mahy Family Playground, 226 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: Free! NZSL interpreter provided
 
For more information about this event and to RSVP please contact Jared Flitcroft
Email: jared.flitcroft@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 276 5033
 

Onesie Party

Winter is coming and it’s getting cold. Dress up and be cosy in your best onesies at the Deaf club! It will be lots of fun and there will be prizes for best dressed!
 
When: Friday 27th May
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury
Time: 7:00pm


 

Otago

Story Telling Workshop - Signing Happily Ever After

When: Sunday 15th  May
Where: Dunedin Central Library 4th floor, Dunnington suite
Time: 2”00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $10
 
Please contact Katrin if you wish to enrol – 03 425 8959  or 027 460 9885
 
A practical fun 90-minute workshop for parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and anyone telling stories to young children. Come along and learn how to sign simple songs, rhymes and chants to enhance your storytime using NZ’s official language.
Handouts provided plus tuition from passionate Dunedin signer and NZSL interpreter, Brydee Strang.
 
Limited places, first come first served basis.

 Stir It Up

When:  Wednesday 11th May
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Where: Excelsior Cafe
              152 Princes Street
Stir it up is great opportunity for everyone who want to learn NZSL and have cup of coffee.  All ages are welcome and it is open to everyone.
 

Otago Deaf Society Inc. A.G.M

When:  Saturday 21st May 2016
Time: 10.00am – 12pm (start meeting at 10.30am)
Where: 68 Manor Place, Dunedin                                                      
Please bring a plate for morning tea and your own lunch, just in case the meeting is a bit longer.
If there are any apologies please contact Nicki Heal (Secretary).
Email: nheal1965@gmail.com 
Text: 027 333 3536

Transplanted: Refugee Portraits of New Zealand

When: Wednesday 11th May
Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm
Who: Journalist and author, Tracey Barnett, will be speaking
Where: Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street
NZSL interpreter provided
 
The Deaf community is invited to join the Dunedin premiere of ‘Transplanted: Refugee ‘Portraits of New Zealand’, a ten-day photographic exhibit and talking space around refugee experience and issues.
 
For more information contact Rebecca Aitcheson at the Deaf Aotearoa Office.
Mobile: 021 276 5646
Email: Rebecca.Aitcheson@deaf.org.nz

Please Note Taieri Gorge Train Trip Is Fully Booked

 

Southland

Bill Richardson's World Tour 

When: Friday 6th May 2016 

Where: Bill Richardson’s, Tay Street, Invercargill.

Time: 10:30am

 

Come along for this exciting new tour of one of the World’s biggest museums of its type.

If you would like to be a part of the tour you must register before attending as numbers are limited and there is only 9 spots left.

 

Please contact Rebecca if you would like to come.

Text: 021 554 905

Office Relocation

We will be moving Office shortly to The Blind Foundation, 172 Queens Drive, Invercargill.

There is still a bit of work to do but will be only a couple of more weeks until we will re-open.

Thank You all for your Patience, and hopefully you will not have to wait too much longer for a new and Exciting Community Hub.

 

For all general enquires and appointments please contact Rebecca.

Email: Rebecca.petre@deaf.co.nz 

Text: 021554905

Southland Association for Deaf Children Meeting

When: Sunday 1st May 2016

Where: Newfield Kindergarten, Centre Street, Invercargill

Time:  2.30pm

NZ Federation for Deaf Children AGM

Spaces are filling fast, if you want to attend please get in contact with Vicki (President for Southland Association for Deaf Children) for all Registrations.

AGM is in Christchurch – 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2016

Southland Deaf Community AGM

When: Friday 19th June 2016

Where: Roger Strongs, 374 Chesney Street, Invercargill

Time: 10.30 am

 

BYO Plate, any enquires please get in contact with Roger Strong or Phillipa Evans.